Origin of better half
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When a moron ran onto the field in the second half and my better half missed it, there was enough of a delay that she was able to catch it “live” on the stream.Future of TV Briefing: Streaming services count on content to keep subscribers acquired in 2020|Tim Peterson|February 10, 2021|Digiday
Eric Garcetti succeeded Villaraigosa and has received high marks in his first year and a half on the job.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We need to recover and grow the idea that the proper answer to bad speech is more and better speech.
Yes, we do typically do better than Europe (and Canada, too, which is frequently awful on this score).
The cartoonist, better known as Charb, was shot dead Wednesday.
He also wants to “replace every existing organism with a better one.”
Of course, considerations of weight have to be taken into account, but the more mould round the roots the better.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
It is the principal waste-product of metabolism, and constitutes about one-half of all the solids excreted—about 30 gm.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
"Better so," was the Senora's sole reply; and she fell again into still deeper, more perplexed thought about the hidden treasure.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.
Hilda, trembling at the door, more than half expected Mr. Orgreave to say: "You mean, she's invited herself."
British Dictionary definitions for better half
Other Idioms and Phrases with better half
Also, better part. The larger amount or majority of something, as in I won't be long; the better half of this job is complete, or I have spent the better part of my life in this city. Sir Philip Sidney used the first term in Arcadia (1580): “I ... shall think the better half of it already achieved.” The variant appears in a well-known proverb, discretion is the better part of valor.
Also, my better half. One's (my) spouse, as in I'm not sure if we can go; I'll have to check with my better half. Originally this expression meant “a close friend or lover,” and by the 16th century it referred to either a wife or lover. Sidney used it in this way, again in Arcadia: “My dear, my better half (said he), I find I must now leave thee.” Today it tends to be used lightly for either husband or wife. “Late 1500s”